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Abdominal Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment

This is a type of pain that we see frequently in the clinic, and which can often give pain that can be confused with or mimic other sources of pain.

An information sheet which patients often find very useful can be downloaded here.

Various treatments may help abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment include local injection techniques, medications, pulsed radiofrequency lesioning and TENS.  Surgical treatment of the nerve (neurectomy) has been tried in some studies and may potentially have a role, though this is rarely performed.






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